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America's Largest Closet Was Robbed This Weekend

Aug 4 2014 - 6:24am

Remember that 3,000-square-foot, $500,000, three-story closet we introduced you to last week? The one that proud owner Theresa Roemer filled with a massive Birkin and Christian Louboutin [1] collection? Apparently good news travels fast: America's largest closet [2] was robbed this weekend. The intruder entered through a bathroom window and got away with $1 million of designer goods.

Of course, this all comes on the heels of Theresa letting us into her closet. Back then, when we heard about Houston's "she cave" we had to ask, "How do you do it?" And by "it" we mean, "keep your closet clean" and "convince yourself to do anything but run up and down the stairs with glee all day?"

We resisted the urge to pose that second question. But on the point of organization, there was much to learn from Theresa, who also offers up the space for fundraisers and raffles her personal items during the charity events. Turns out, no matter how large or small the closet, the lessons are incredibly valuable. Hopefully these skills will come in handy while rebuilding the closet to its former glory.

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [3]

If You Can't See It, You Won't Wear It

"There’s no such thing as tucking it in a drawer; everything must be visible, or it will not be worn, so explore open shelving options to make sure all items are visible."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [4]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [5]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [6]

Use Good Lighting

"Treat your closet like an additional room in your house; don’t use it to hide items, use it to display. This also makes it easier to see everything more clearly."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [7]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [8]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [9]

Customize Your Space

"If you have lots of handbags, you may need more shelves; lots of shoes, a shoe rack to hold them all. The design of your closet should fit your individual needs."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [10]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [11]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [12]

Use Extra Wall Space

"Hooks and dowels can make use of empty wall space to hang bags, robes, even belts or ties; and scarves look beautiful hung on towel racks."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [13]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [14]

Invest in Good-Quality Materials

If you spend a little more on hangers, ". . . Your clothes will thank you, and the uniformity of your closet will immediately increase."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [15]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [16]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [17]

Place Like Items Together

"Your space will look neat and tidy with all like items housed in the same area."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [18]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [19]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [20]

Rotate Items Seasonally

"If you don't wear it or it doesn't fit, toss it."

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [21]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [22]

Source: Chinh Phan for Neiman Marcus [23]


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